07/25/2016 - With temperatures soaring, many Motor Vehicle Service Craft employees have complained about management’s failure to maintain functioning air conditioning systems in their trucks – and the APWU has addressed those complaints at the national level, Craft Director Michael O. Foster reports.
Retroactive Pay Expected Nov. 4
07/23/2016 - According to information provided by the Postal Service, the new pay rates under the new APWU-USPS contract will begin on Aug. 6 (Pay Period 17) and will be reflected in paychecks dated Aug. 26, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced. Retroactive pay for the period from Nov. 14, 2015, through Aug. 5, 2016, are expected in Pay Period 22, with an expected pay date of Nov. 4, 2016.
07/23/2016 - The new contract between the APWU and USPS can now be viewed online. Click here to view the text. The 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement is the result of a decision issued by Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg on July 8. A printed copy will be mailed to APWU members within six weeks.
“This contract is the result of a two-year struggle for Good Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! by APWU officers and members – at the negotiating table and arbitration hearings as well as on the workroom floor and in our communities,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
07/22/2016 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein congratulates union members for their role in winning a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in a five-minute video. Click here to watch.
07/21/2016 - In the wake of the arbitration award on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the APWU and USPS have agreed to a timeline for local negotiations, Director of Industrial Relations Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced.
07/20/2016 - A House committee has approved two important postal measures that may be considered by the full House in the fall. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee adopted the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) and the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act (H.R. 5707) in a voice vote on July 12. “While the APWU is encouraged by the bipartisan manner in which the committee has approached postal reform, we are troubled by the inclusion of a number of provisions that we believe will undermine efforts to secure a robust future for the Postal Service,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Unless these provisions are revisited, improved, and changed during consideration of the bill by the full House of Representatives, the APWU will be unable to endorse the legislation.”
APWU Members from the San Francisco, East Bay, and Oakland locals kept the pressure on, passing out flyers about the Staples boycott in El Cerrito, CA, on July 13.
‘I Think Our Message is Getting Out There’
Under sweltering temperatures, Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher joined members of the Philadelphia PA Area Local, New York Metro Area Local Retirees Chapter, Philadelphia BMC Local and the South Jersey Area Local for a Stop Staples rally in front of the location at 15th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia on July 17.
07/14/2016 - Statements by candidates for national union office are posted on www.apwu.org, in accordance with Article 11.3.c.2 of the APWU Constitution.
07/13/2016 - APWU members are invited to join President Mark Dimondstein for a Town Hall Call on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract). The call will take place on Thursday, July 21 at 12 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. To participate, you must register online by 4 p.m. (EDT), July 20.
Click here to register.
If you are experiencing difficulties registering online, call 202-216-2652.